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 (ĭ-no͞o′mə-rāt′, -nyo͞o′-)
tr.v. e·nu·mer·at·ed, e·nu·mer·at·ing, e·nu·mer·ates
1. To count off or name one by one; list: A spokesperson enumerated the strikers' demands.
2. To determine the number of; count.

[Latin ēnumerāre, ēnumerāt-, to count out : ē-, ex-, ex- + numerus, number; see nem- in Indo-European roots.]

e·nu′mer·a′tion n.
e·nu′mer·a′tive (-mə-rā′tĭv, -mər-ə-) adj.
e·nu′mer·a′tor n.
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1. a person or thing that enumerates
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Canadian a person who compiles the voting list for an area
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit a person who issues and retrieves forms during a census of population
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enumerator - someone who collects census data by visiting individual homes
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
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